Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopedic Hospital (RJAH) has partnered with Keele Medical School to offer medical students a four-week internship – marking the start of a relationship between the two organizations for teaching in the first cycle.
Stuart Hay, consultant orthopedic surgeon specializing in the hand and upper limb, led the work to introduce this opportunity at Oswestry Hospital.
In their fourth year, medical students can complete a four-week internship focused on their clinical career – this is called the Student Selected Component (SSC).
SSC involves exploring postgraduate training, career paths, consulting life in different specialties, and spending time with junior physicians, specialist registrars and consultants to help inform career choices.
Mr Hay said: “We welcomed eight fantastic medical students in their fourth year of studies at RJAH to give them the opportunity to explore a range of specialties as a future career including orthopedics, anesthesia , pain management, radiology and general medicine among more.
“We worked really hard to provide high quality internships that involved academic teaching and hands-on and more hands-on interactions.
“I would like to thank Keele University for its support and partnership with us.
“This is something that we want to continue to offer in the future.
“I would also like to thank all the staff at RJAH who got involved with the internship students – they all stepped up to support the program and I am extremely grateful.
The students who came to RJAH for SSC were Mohammed Batt, Samuel Bloomer, Emily Hall, Samuel Kavanagh, Ryan Peysner, Alina Shrestha, Abbie Warden and Tingshan Yan.
Professor Christian Mallen, Director of Keele University School of Medicine, said: “RJAH is an internationally renowned institution that provides an exceptional educational experience for our medical students. We are delighted to be working closely with them, not only on internships, but also on their cutting edge research.
“We would like to thank all of the staff, patients and their families who are so generous with the time they give to Keele students.”